We were ready this morning to get some great birds! And it happened to be a "fieldfairy-tale" (because there were so many fieldfares around). There were big flocks of these trushes around the island through the whole day. After a couple of hours, we finally got some in our nets. And what's more, there was another beauty amongst them, a bird we were hoping to ring: a waxwing!
We were really happy with that already. We caught a few redpolls, and we also had a group of 6 coal tits. But in the afternoon, Nicolas checked a net and suddenly screamed for help as a sparrowhawk got entangled in front of him!
And he called us again a moment later because other waxwings got in the net in front of the house while Melina and I were ringing in the ringing room! In the end we trapped 3 more of these incredible looking birds!
The day ended with a pair of bramblings and nets are still open in the hope for owls.
So maybe not a crazy day with numbers but definitely a great northern day for the 3 of us! Great diversity too with 17 species ringed + 2 species that have just been controlled (a black cap and a song trush)!
A couple of Raptors were spotted during the rounds and trips as well as several bullfinches, small flocks of redpolls, a few siskins and bramblings and at least one goldfinch.
Årets femte spurvehauk og sjette sidensvans.
Total ringing for today: robin 1, greenfinches 5, bramblings 2, goldcrest 2, treecreeper 1, wren 1, common redpoll 10, lesser redpoll 4, siskin 1, coal tits 6, blue tits 5, fieldfare 9, blackbirds 2, redwing 1, waxwing 4, bullfinch 3, sparrowhawk 1.
Ringmerking I dag: 1 rødstrupe, 5 grønnfink, 2 bjørkefink, 2 fuglekonge, 1 trekryper, 1 gjerdesmett, 10 gråsisik, 4 brunsisik, 1 grønnsisik, 6 svartmeis, 5 blåmeis, 9 gråtrost, 2 svarttrost, 1 rødvingetrost, 4 sidensvans, 3 dompap og 1 spurvehauk. Dagens total ble hele 58 fugler ringmerket av 17 arter.
Totalt for 2023 – 4.992 og for høsten – 2.462.
Marie, Melina and Nicolas
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